Sep/30/2013 Free Culinary Training and Manufacturing Jobs Orientation

Posted by cwilliams • September 30th, 2013

Please post and share with anyone you know who would be interested in these training opportunities in San Francisco.  Attached are the flyers.

 

Culinary Training Program is still accepting students!

 

SFMade Interview Workshop and Manufacturing Orientation is today from 1:00pm – 3:30pm.

 

2-Month Culinary Arts Basic Training Flyer 2013

Interview Workshop and Manufacturing Orientation

 

Thanks,

May

 

May Ng

Business Services Specialist

May.ng@sfgov.org

415.701.4836 (Tel)

415.701.4897 (Fax)

Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Business Services

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

www.oewd.org

Sep/30/2013 Westly Foundation Prize: $20,000 for young CA community innovators

Posted by cwilliams • September 30th, 2013

Hello Friends and Colleagues,

The Westly Foundation is seeking applicants (or nominees) for $20,000 grants. They select 2 high school students and 2 people under 28 to receive these grants.
Please share with your networks.
Best,
Karin

The Westly Foundation is awarding
cash prizes of $20,000 each
to 4 young innovators aged 28 and under in California with creative solutions to community problems
Find all the details here .
APPLY BY NOVEMBER 1, 2013 
Or do you know someone with a great idea? Nominate them here.
Please contact Elizabeth Woodson at elizabeth@westly.org with any questions.

Sep/30/2013 Visual Arts Mentorship Program in the Mission

Posted by cwilliams • September 30th, 2013

Hi fellow youth providers,
Southern Exposure, a visual arts space in the Mission, is looking for passionate young artists (16-21) to participate in a free 1-On-1 Mentorship program. The program pairs young artists with a professional artist in their medium of choice (photography, film, painting, sculpture, computer art, etc). We have an amazing crew of professional artists mentors in every medium! Meetings begin October 14th from 6-8 pm at Southern Exposure in the Mission. This is the perfect program for someone just starting out, or for seasoned artists looking to develop their art practice or get into college. Applications are due this Friday, October 4th from 6-8 PM. Space is limited. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Best,
Dave

 

Dave Sandoval

Artists in Education Program Director

 
S O U T H E R N   E X P O S U R E
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
e: aie@soex.org  |  w: www.soex.org

 

Sep/30/2013 Swords to Plowshares open positions

Posted by cwilliams • September 30th, 2013

Please post and share with anyone you know who would be interested in these employment opportunities in San Francisco and Downtown Oakland.  Attached are the job descriptions.

 

VETERANS are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

Swords to Plowshares has a few positions open in the Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (VA Funded) Programs to provide Rapid Re-housing and Eviction Prevention Services for the SF and East Bay Offices.

 

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to:

 

Shari Vernon, Program Director

svernon@stp-sf.org

 

SSVF – San Francisco

2 Housing Placement Specialists

1 Case Manager

 

SSVF – Downtown Oakland

1 Housing Placement Specialist

 

Housing Placement Specialist – SSVF

Case Manager – SSVF

 

Thanks,

May

 

May Ng

Business Services Specialist

May.ng@sfgov.org

415.701.4836 (Tel)

415.701.4897 (Fax)

Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Business Services

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

www.oewd.org

Sep/28/2013 Save the Date! Family Engagement Institute – Saturday, Sept. 28, 8:30am-3pm @ MLK

Posted by cwilliams • September 28th, 2013

Hi folks!

Hope you’re having a terrific first few weeks of school.  There is a LOT going on, at all the schools, in all your organizations & communities, and across the district, and a lot of great energy for the new year.

One of the exciting things we’re working on is the “first annual” Family Engagement Institute – coming right up on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8:30am-3pm at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School!    Attached is a trilingual “Save the Date” postcard which you can use to get the word out.   (We’re working on a proper flyer/reg form and hung up slightly on some technicalities of the online registration – but this will be done early next week.)

The planning team for the Institute includes many partners from the Family Engagement Network, so we decided not to convene the whole Network until after the Institute, to try and avoid the too-many-meetings problem.

Next week, in addition to the flyer & registration form, we’ll send out more information about the kinds of workshops, resource fair, and activities for kids that we’ll have at the Institute.

In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions!

FE Institute Postcard-trilingual

Ruth

 

Sep/28/2013 Flyers & video for Family Engagement Institute – Saturday, Sept. 28th

Posted by cwilliams • September 28th, 2013

Dear members of the Family Engagement Network,

We are only  17 days away from the 1st Annual SFUSD Family Engagement Institute scheduled for Saturday, September 28th 9am -2pm.  As we prepare for the event, we turn to YOU to help us get the word out and register families to attend. Attached you will find registration flyers in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

Be sure to check out and share this video clip that promotes the event:  http://youtu.be/C9xob0QzWVg.

This information and attachments can be found on our SFUSD website – see the top item on the district’s home page at www.sfusd.edu !

We hope you’ll participate in the Institute – and we need your help!

How you can help before the event:

·         Get the word out to your school community – through your newsletters, announcements, auto dialers, etc.

·          Recruit and encourage your parent leaders and emerging parent leaders  (the ones who don’t necessarily feel they’re “leaders” but whose potential you see)

·         Invite and inform your school staff

·         REGISTER, REGISTER, REGISTER families by fax, online (English only) or by phone (English, Spanish & Cantonese)

How you can help on the day of the event:

·         Attend the event as participants & support your school site families

·         Be a volunteer that day!   We need people to help facilitate small groups – we’ll provide an orientation & the prompts

·        Provide feedback through our evaluation process at the end of the event

If you want to have an info table at the Resource Fair:  please let us know asap so we can arrange the tables!

Schools that do not have Family Liaisons on counting on social workers, school nurses, and Wellness Center staff to get the word out. Please help make sure your emerging parent leaders know about this event!

Thank you in advance for all of your support in helping to make this happen!

Institute flyer-register English

Institute flyer-register Spanish

Institute flyer-registration Chinese

Ruth

Sep/27/2013 SF Giants African American Heritage Night | Fri. Sept. 27th

Posted by cwilliams • September 27th, 2013

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African American Heritage Night
In community partnership with Blood Centers of the Pacific
SF GIANTS vs. SAN DIEGO PADRES
With Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, the Giants African-American roots have been strong for years, to say the least! The Giants are proud to honor the Bay Area’s African-American community at the annual African-American Heritage Night at AT&T Park! Your Special Event package includes a ticket to watch the Friday night division battle between the San Diego Padres and the Giants in one of the African-American Heritage sections, as well as a cultural-themed Giants item! Partial proceeds from every ticket sold support various charitable programs in the African-American community.
Special Ticket Required
Pregame on-field cultural entertainment
Special event ticket holders will receive a San Francisco Sea Lions beanie, commemorating San Francisco’s historic Negro League team from 1946.
 
Fri. Sept. 27, 2013 @ 7:15P
AT&T Park | 24 Willie Mays Plaza – San Francisco, CA
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Sep/27/2013 Hiring Care Givers

Posted by cwilliams • September 27th, 2013

Please follow the link below for job openings as both caregivers and babysitters.

Job Posting Bay Area Caregivers

Sep/26/2013 October 2013 Training Calendar – CEU’s Available

Posted by cwilliams • September 26th, 2013

Upcoming Trainings at Edgewood

(Scroll down or click a title for details)

*  Please note that any Edgewood training may be canceled if less than six people register. Please make sure you type your email address accurately in your RSVP and that it is an email box that you regularly check so we may notify you if the class is canceled or rescheduled.

 

 

Family Conferencing Facilitator Training 
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 – 9:30am – 4:30pm
Edgewood Center San Francisco – Administrative Conference Room West — RSVP HERE

 

This training is open to all who want to improve or learn the skills of family conference facilitation.   Rooted in the principles of participatory decision making, family conferencing is a family centered approach that places families and youth at the center of decision making about their plan of care – facilitators are key to creating and maintaining an environment for this family & youth driven process.   Participants will learn the tools of successful facilitation in a cross program learning environment with active discussion and time to practice.

Presented by Ellen Morrison, MSW

As a trainer and facilitator for over 10 years, Ellen brings with her experience in program development, management and direct service with children and adults.  She offers a breadth of experience in the field of administrative and direct service social work, has extensive experience facilitating group processes in clinical and education settings and specializes in group dynamics. Through the lens of social justice, her trainings are experiential, relevant and supportive of professionals.

 

To receive CEUs provided by Edgewood Provider # 1441, you must attend the entire training. Due to our contract with the board of Behavioral Sciences, we will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed.  If you will be requesting CEU’s bring your license number to the training.  No partial credit offered.

 

 

Intro to Ecotherapy: A Wellness Practice for Health and Stress Reduction in Our Work with Youth and Families

 

3 CEU’s*
Monday, October 14th, 2013 — 9:30am – 12:30pm

Edgewood Center San Francisco — Williams Conference Room  RSVP HERE

 

 

Ecotherapy, also known as ecopsychology, refers to nature-based methods of physical and psychological healing, a growing field in mental health and wellness. It is rooted in the fact that humans are intimately connected with and inseparable from nature. Taking into account the latest scientific understandings of our universe, as well as deep indigenous wisdom, ecotherapy gives us nourishing physical and psychological tools with which to heal the human psyche at the individual as well as community levels.

 

Participants in this training will:

 

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the field of Ecotherapy
  • Receive resources and learn ways to utilize nature-based techniques and metaphors in therapeutic work
  • Create a plan for a personal Ecotherapy Wellness Practice
  • Learn how diversity can be honored in an Ecotherapy context

 

Presented by J. Phoenix Smith, MSW

Phoenix is a certified Ecotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and an Ecotherapist with the outdoors company Back to Earth. She has 20 years experience in public health and social justice. She has presented at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Edgewood Center for Children and Families, Earth Medicine Alliance Conference and the Black Women’s Media Project Be Still Retreat.  For more information about Phoenix and her work, please go to her website, ecosoulwisdom.org.

 

*To receive CEUs provided by Edgewood Provider # 1441, you must attend the entire training. Due to our contract with the board of Behavioral Sciences, we will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed.  If you will be requesting CEU’s bring your license number to the training.  No partial credit offered.

 

 

 

Strategies for Improving Youth’s Ability to Understand and use Emotional Regulation Techniques: Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness (DBT) 

6 CEU’s*

Monday, October 21, 2013 – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Edgewood Center San Francisco – Administrative Conference Room — RSVP HERE

 

 

Using the tools in the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) model – a multifaceted evidence-based set of techniques for youth and adults who experience problems with emotional regulation, this team-based approach provides skills to reduce high-risk behaviors. This training will focus on the theory, modalities, techniques and skills used in this model applicable to all staff that work with youth. Specific DBT strategies and skills covered include:

  • Using Diary Cards and Behavior Analysis to modify maladaptive behaviors
  • Mindfulness strategies to develop more awareness (for staff and youth)
  • Crisis Survival skills to help youth manage difficult emotions and situations
  • Emotional Regulation strategies to reduce emotional dysregulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness strategies to improve relationships.

 

 

Mark is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and the Child Psychologist at Parents Place, Palo Alto. Mark is an adjunct assistant professor at several Bay Area Counseling Psychology Graduate Schools, where he teaches courses on: DBT, Trauma, and Clinical Interventions with Youth and Families. For five years he was the Clinical Coordinator of Edgewood’s Turning Point Program for Transition Age Youth (TAY) where he co-developed the DBT Program, lead DBT Skills Groups, and facilitated DBT Consultation Groups for staff. He is the co-author of Mindfulness for Teen Anger: A Workbook to Overcome Anger and Aggression using DBT and MBSR to be published in April, 2014 by New Harbinger Publications.

*To receive CEUs provided by Edgewood Provider # 1441, you must attend the entire training. Due to our contract with the board of Behavioral Sciences, we will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed.  If you will be requesting CEU’s bring your license number to the training.  No partial credit offered.

 

 

 

Questions about a training? Suggestions on future trainings?  Please contact the Edgewood Center Training Department at trainingdepartment@edgewood.org.

Thank you!

 

Sep/26/2013 Health Access is collecting stories about importance of Affordable Care Act

Posted by cwilliams • September 26th, 2013

FYI ONLY  Health Access is collecting stories about importance of Affordable Care Act. J

 

Health Access is seeking stories of Californians impacted by the Affordable Care Act, either those folks who have already gotten new coverage and financial help, or those who will qualify for new Medi-Cal coverage or Covered California subsidies to afford coverage. If you or someone you know fit this description and are willing to talk about your experience.

 

HA Story Submission Form – English

HA Story Submission Form Low Resolution – Spanish

HA Story Submission Form High Resolution – Spanish

 

For additional questions, please contact Samia Abbas at Health Access:

 

Samia Abbass

Legislative and Policy Assistant

Health Access

1127 11th Street, Ste. 234

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-497-0923 x200

916-497-0921 (fax)

www.health-access.org

sabbass@health-access.org